New Arrivals · Poetry

April 24, 2018
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Oct tongue -1 : Weems, Swain / Smith, Lady / Chernin, Burroughs / Brightman

April 23, 2018
Parma, Ohio : Crisis Chronicles Press, [2014]
302 pages ; 23 cm

Distant center

April 19, 2018
Jin, Ha, 1956- author.
Port Townsend, Washington : Copper Canyon Press, [2018]
viii, 75 pages ; 24 cm

Brown : poems

April 18, 2018
Young, Kevin, 1970- author.
vii, 161 pages ; 24 cm
Divided into "Home Recordings" and "Field Recordings," Brown speaks to the way personal experience is shaped by culture, while culture is forever affected by the personal, recalling a black, Kansas boyhood to comment on our times."--Provided by publisher.

Blue rose

April 16, 2018
Muske-Dukes, Carol, 1945- author.
New York : Penguin Books, [2018]
x, 66 pages ; 23 cm.
"Carol Muske-Dukes has won acclaim for poetry that marries sophisticated intelligence, emotional resonance, and lyrical intensity. The poems in her new collection, Blue Rose, navigate around the idea of the unattainable--the elusive nature of poetry, of knowledge, of the fact that we know so little of the lives of others, of the world in which we live. Some poems respond to matters of women, birth, and the struggle for reproductive rights, while others draw inspiration from the lives of women who persisted outside of convention, in poetry, art, science: the painter Paula Modersohn-Becker; the pioneering molecular biologist Rosalyn Franklin, best known for her role in the discovery of DNA; and the American poet and writer Ina Coolbrith, California's first poet laureate"-- Provided by publisher.

From the other shore = Desde la otra orilla

April 13, 2018
Moreno, María Paz, 1970-
135 pages ; 22 cm.
Translated from the Spanish ; English text ©2018: Yunsuk Chae.
Copy 1 is signed and dated by the author.

For everyone

April 11, 2018
Reynolds, Jason, author.
New York, NY : Atheneum, [2018]
101 pages ; 22 cm
"A Caitlyn Dlouhy Book".
"An inspirational letter written to the dreamers of the world"-- Provided by publisher.

Air traffic : a memoir of ambition and manhood in America

April 10, 2018
Pardlo, Gregory, author.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2018.
x, 253 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm
"The Pardlos were an average, middle-class African American family living in a New Jersey Levittown: charismatic Gregory Sr., an air traffic controller, his wife, and their two sons, bookish Greg Jr. and musical-talent Robbie. But when "Big Greg" loses his job after participating in the Professional Air Traffic Controllers Strike of 1981, he becomes a disillusioned, toxic, looming presence in the household--and a powerful rival for young Greg. He grapples with the irresistible yet ruinous legacy of masculinity he inherited from his father. In chronicling his path to adulthood--Gregory Pardlo gives us a compassionate, loving ode to his father, to fatherhood, and to the frustrating-yet-redemptive ties of family, as well as a scrupulous, searing examination of how African American manhood is shaped by contemporary American life"--Provided by publisher.

The Odyssey

April 9, 2018
Homer, author.
xiv, 522 pages ; 24 cm
"This is a translation of the epic Greek poem by Homer."--Provided by publisher.


April 6, 2018
Nezhukumatathil, Aimee, author.
Port Townsend, Washington : Copper Canyon Press, [2017]
vii, 73 pages ; 23 cm

Oct tongue 2

April 4, 2018
Anderson, Eric, author.
Parma, Ohio : Crisis Chronicles Press, [2017]
320 pages ; 23 cm
"Achtung! Like eight books in one! See October (and so much more) through the eyes of eight of America's finest poets."--Back cover.


April 4, 2018
Ali, Kazim, 1971- author.
Middletown, Connecticut : Wesleyan University Press, [2018]
90 pages ; 23 cm.

Wade in the water : poems

April 3, 2018
Smith, Tracy K., author.
83 pages ; 24 cm
Garden of Eden -- The angels -- Hill country -- Deadly -- A man's world -- The world is your beautiful younger sister -- Realm of shades -- Driving to Ottawa -- Wade in the water -- Declaration -- The greatest personal privation -- Unwritten -- I will tell you the truth about this, I will tell you all about it -- Ghazal -- The United States welcomes you -- New road station -- Theatrical improvisation -- Unrest in Baton Rouge -- Watershed -- Political poem -- Eternity -- Ash -- Beatific -- Charity -- In your condition -- 4 1/2 -- Dusk -- Urban youth -- The everlasting self -- Annunciation -- Refuge -- An old story.

Scraping the sky

April 3, 2018
Gawur, Luba, author.|4aut
Parma, Ohio : Crisis Chronicles Press, 2017.
18 leaves ; 22 cm.
In one day in New York City -- Almost satori in Times Square - Suspended -- The girls of midtown -- Christmas in Harlem -- Nostalgia -- Poem for Sasha -- Thief -- Defying gravity.

Fractured fairy tales

April 3, 2018
Merricle, William, author.|4aut
Cleveland, Ohio : Crisis Chronicles Press, 2016.
34 leaves ; 22 cm.

The black between stars

April 3, 2018
Nicely, Elliot, author.
11 pages ; 11 x 18 cm.
Book reads from back to front.

Special watch : a story in prose poems

April 3, 2018
O'Donnell, Richard M., author.|4aut
Cleveland, Ohio : Crisis Chronicles Press, 31 January 2016.
24 leaves : portrait ; 22 cm.

Neruda : the poet's calling

March 30, 2018
Eisner, Mark, 1973- author.
New York : Ecco, 2018.
628 pages, 16 pages of unnumbered plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
"The most definitive biography to date of the poet Pablo Neruda, a moving portrait of one of the most intriguing and influential figures in Latin American history"-- Provided by publisher.

Before 22 : stories and poetry composed before the age of Twenty Two

March 28, 2018
Herman, Amanda Ashley.
Bloomington, IN : WestBow Press, 2017.
x, 70 pages : portrait ; 22 cm
"'Before 22" is a collection of short stories and poetry that bring together sentiments of youth and hope and innocence, reminding us of a time within all of us when the world was new and bursting with possibility. In "An American Tradition", the struggles of an immigrant family at the turn of the last century are viewed through the lens of a single day, "Thanksgiving Day". In "Winter's End", an orphaned little girl stumbles on a new friend, a long buried secret, and grows to fulfill her life's purpose while aiding others in the resolution of a tragedy. The volume is filled out with samples of poetry grappling with such complexities as time and change and what it means to exist. Touching and inspirational, "Before 22" presents a young but by no means feeble voice."--Back cover.

The princess saves herself in this one

March 28, 2018
Lovelace, Amanda, author.
199 pages ; 23 cm
The princess -- The damsel -- The queen -- You.
"From Amanda Lovelace, a poetry collection in four parts: the princess, the damsel, the queen, and you. The first three sections piece together the life of the author while the final section serves as a note to the reader. This moving book explores love, loss, grief, healing, empowerment, and inspiration."--Publisher's website.

The witch doesn't burn in this one

March 28, 2018
Lovelace, Amanda, author.
191 pages ; 23 cm
Sequel to The princess saves herself in this one.
"The witch: supernaturally powerful, inscrutably independent, and now--indestructible. These moving, relatable poems encourage resilience and embolden women to take control of their own stories. Enemies try to judge, oppress, and marginalize her, but the witch doesn't burn in this one"--Publisher's website.

Mind platter

March 27, 2018
Zebian, Najwa. author.
Kansas City, Missouri : Andrews McMeel Publishing, [2018]
xiii, 207 pages ; 23 cm

Thirteen ways of looking at a black boy

March 27, 2018
Medina, Tony, author.
Oklahoma City : Penny Candy Books, 2018.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Thirteen ways: an introduction -- Anacostia angel / illustrated by Floyd Cooper -- Little Mister May / illustrated by Cozbi A. Cabrera -- Images of kin / illustrated by Skip Hill -- The charmer / Tiffany McKnight -- One-way ticket / Robert Liu-Trujillo -- Lazy hazy daze / illustrated by Keith Mallett -- My soul to keep / illustrated by Shawn K. Alexander -- Do not enter / illustrated by Kesha Bruce -- Street corner prophet / illustrated by Brianna McCarthy -- Athlete's broke bus blues / illustrated by R. Gregory Christie -- Brothers gonna work it out / illustrated by Ekua Holmes -- Cat at the curb / illustrated by Javaka Steptoe -- Givin' back to the community / illustrated by Chandra Cox.
A fresh perspective of young men of color depicting thirteen views of everyday life: young boys dressed in their Sunday best, running to catch a bus, and growing up to be teachers, and much more. Each of Tony Medina's tanka is matched with a different artist including recent Caldecott and Coretta Scott King Award recipients.


March 27, 2018
Parker, Cyrus, author.
vi, 167 pages ; 21 cm
Includes index.

Darwin's mother

March 23, 2018
Nordgren, Sarah Rose, author.
Pittsburgh, Pa. : University of Pittsburgh Press, [2017]
viii, 72 pages ; 21 cm.

Tremulous hinge : poems

March 23, 2018
Giannelli, Adam, author.
Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, [2017]
77 pages ; 21 cm.

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